Year 6 Solar Buddy Project

As part of our learning about energy and electricity this term, the Year 6 students have been involved in the Solar Buddy Program - an Australian charity joining a global community to illuminate the features of all children. 


We decided to fundraise the money to fund the costs of building solar lights to send overseas to help children living without electricity. Therefore, on Thursday the 2nd of November the Year 6 students and teachers ran a whole school sausage sizzle. In the end we raised a total of $800 and we sold over 300 sausages! 

A couple of weeks later, we had our Solar Buddy Day. The students worked in pairs and small groups to build the lights as well as write letters to those children who will be receiving them.

The lights will be sent to either Ghana in Africa or Papua New Guinea. The students enjoyed the combination of learning while also making a difference!